Back from Doha


Consider this an open thread. Have been scrambling a lot today upon returning to Washington.
Big news in town is the debate over what to do in Libya — and what to regarding Japan. Both are enormous problems. The world is racing faster than we can process what is going on.
The debate about the No Fly Zone is morphing into a different kind of discussion — those who are thinking carefully about what, if anything, can be done to help the Libyan opposition and protect human life from Gaddafi’s revenge — and those who want to to do anything at all that would symbolize, if not deliver, American and Western support for the Opposition. In my book, this is the time to shelve emotion — and to think through very carefully what would make an on-the-ground difference and not delegitimate the Opposition and what would not.
More soon.
— Steve Clemons


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